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Parent Information

Helping your child at Home

The best help any child can receive is love and encouragement. We also hope you will take an interest in all that your child does at school.

The time you spend talking and listening to your child is very important. Helping your child to become independent, hearing them read, supporting homework or taking them to educational places of interest will all support work going on at school.

Health at School

The school is always willing to discuss any concerns a parent may have about a child’s health and assist in arranging for a visit by the school nurse. At times, the school will give information to parents regarding health issues.

Illness in School
If a child becomes ill or injured during the day, the parents/carers will be contacted immediately and given details. The parents will be expected to make arrangements for the child to be collected as soon as possible.

A child who has vomited or had a bout of diarrhoea, must not return to school for at least 24 hours, to ensure the illness has passed, before coming into contact with other children.

We must have up to date telephone numbers and other relevant information in case of emergency.

Medicines at School
We can only administer medicines that have been prescribed by a doctor. Children are expected to self-administer daily medication for medical conditions such as inhalers for asthma. All medicine must be clearly labelled with the child’s name, dosage and clear instructions. All inhalers are stored in an accessible asthma box and parents/carers must notify the school if their child needs to use one.

No Smoking
Smoking is strictly forbidden inside the building or within school grounds.

P.E. Kits, Uniform, Mobile phones, Pencil Cases

Children are permitted to wear stud earrings, however in P.E. lessons these must be taken out or tape placed over them.

Please ensure that long hair is tied back with blue or black bands. A full uniform list can be obtained from the office. Uniform can be bought via our link on Tesco (see our Uniform page).

We do not encourage children to bring phones to school for pupils security. However if a phone is essential and the headteacher has given permission for it to be brought to school, it must be left at the school office.

DS’s, iPods and other expensive items are not permitted in school as we cannot ensure their safety.

Pencil cases are only allowed in year 6, where we encourage children to become independent in preparation for transition to High School.

Please can children’s P.E Kits be left in school for the whole week, in case of additional sporting events.

Attendance and Punctuality

It is very important that children attend school and are on the premises just before 8.50 am. Latecomers miss instructions and disturb other children who are settled into their work. Likewise it is essential that children are collected promptly and that you contact the school if there is any unexpected change to the arrangements. It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure their child attends school every day, unless the child is unwell. If your child is unwell call the main telephone number 01895 547036 and select option two to report their absence by 9.00 am stating the child’s name, class and the reason for absence, then confirm this in writing when your child is well enough to attend school.

Authorisation of absence will not be given for outings, holidays or family visits. Holidays must be taken during school holidays.

The school has a weekly attendance cup and individual stickers, for the class that has the best attendance. There are also termly and annual certificates and prizes for individuals that attain full attendance. We monitor each child’s attendance closely and the Education Welfare Officer will be informed if punctuality or attendance is not satisfactory and further action may be taken.

Food at School

School meals are provided at a small charge per day. We use a cashless system called sQuid and parents choose the meal their child has everyday. The food served is made from fresh ingredients, is prepared on site and complies with the present government guidelines. Click here to find out more about school meals and log into sQuid.

Children and families who receive income support, job seekers allowance, child tax credit, asylum seekers or refugees, are entitled to free school meals. All applications are treated confidentially. For more information, please contact the school office.

Children may bring a packed lunch to school. Drinks (fresh juice or water) should be in a plastic bottle or carton. Cans, flasks of soup and glass bottles are not allowed. Children with packed lunches should also have healthy food so fizzy drinks, sweets and chocolate are not permitted.


The school is part of the national fruit scheme – a government initiative to promote healthy eating in young children. All children in Foundation Stage and KS 1 receive a portion of fruit free of charge every day. Children in KS2 are allowed to bring in a piece of fruit or healthy snack for playtime.

Tuck Shop

Monday Year 3, 50p for a healthy snack

Tuesday Year 4, 50p for a healthy snack

Wednesday Year 5, 50p for a healthy snack

Thursday year 6, 50p for a healthy snack

Children also have the option of having milk every day (this is free for children under 5 years old). KS 1 and KS 2 children are permitted bottled water in class. Foundation Stage children are allowed to use water fountains as required.

Please see the office staff if you would like to book milk for your child.

Communication

Regular newsletters keep you informed of events at the school, and any changes to procedures or policies. The school is extremely welcoming, however at the beginning of the school day it is hard for teachers to talk to parents when they have their whole class. Please leave messages for teachers at the school office either in person or by telephone.

Appointments can be made to meet with teachers and the senior staff after school. There is an  opportunity to meet formally with teachers during open evening to discuss your child’s progress and wellbeing.